Dashiell Hammett
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Dashiell Hammett

Samuel Dashiell Hammett (/ˈsæmjʊəl dəˈʃiːl ˈhæmət/; May 27, 1894 - January 10, 1961) was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories, a screenplay writer, and political activist. Among the enduring characters he created are Sam Spade (The Maltese Falcon), Nick and Nora Charles (The Thin Man), and the Continental Op (Red Harvest and The Dain Curse).

In addition to the significant influence his novels and stories had on film, Hammett "is now widely regarded as one of the finest mystery writers of all time" and was called, in his obituary in The New York Times, "the dean of the... 'hard-boiled' school of detective fiction." Time magazine included Hammett's 1929 novel Red Harvest on a list of the 100 best English-language novels published between 1923 and 2005.
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    • The Maltese Falcon

    • By: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hard-boiled detective Sam Spade is hired to locate a client's sister by tailing the sister's companion....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Nice Rendition

    • By S. Barrett on 07-21-06

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    • The Thin Man

    • By: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 551
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 444
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    The Thin Man introduces Nick and Nora Charles, New York's coolest crime-solving couple. Nick retired from detecting after his wife inherited a tidy sum, but a pretty blonde spies him at a speakeasy and asks for his help finding her father, an eccentric inventor....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • RECORDING IS DEFECTIVE! MISSING SEVEN CHAPTERS!

    • By David on 01-08-13

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    • Red Harvest

    • By: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 358
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 326
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      4 out of 5 stars 324

    When the last honest citizen of Poisonville was murdered, the Continental Op stayed on to punish the guilty--even if that meant taking on an entire town....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, great narration, terrible reccording

    • By yep on 08-21-14

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    • The Fat Man and the Thin Man

    • By: Dashiell Hammett, Milton Lewis
    • Narrated by: J. Scott Smart, William Powell, Les Damon, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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    J. Scott Smart stars as The Fat Man, Brad Runyon, the stout-but-stalwart investigator who was first conceived as an arch villian in Hammett's classic novel The Maltese Falcon....

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    • Return of the Thin Man

    • By: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim, Nicola Barber, Scott Brick
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 79
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      4 out of 5 stars 80

    Dashiell Hammett was a crime writer who elevated the genre to true literature, and The Thin Man was Hammett’s last - and most successful - novel....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting change

    • By Linda on 06-17-13

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    • The Assistant Murderer

    • By: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: Christopher Strong
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Dashiell Hammett was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories. Among his enduring characters is P. I. Rush, introduced in this book, who is ugly, mean, and "works for pay."...

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • rather lackluster narration may have spoiled it

    • By Darryl on 07-23-13

    Regular price: $5.57

    • The Glass Key

    • By: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 161
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      4 out of 5 stars 147
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    Paul Madvig was a cheerfully corrupt ward-heeler who aspired to something better: the daughter of Senator Ralph Bancroft Henry, the heiress to a dynasty of political purebreds....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pacing Quick & Plot was Goldilocks

    • By Darwin8u on 05-16-12

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    • The Dain Curse

    • By: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 127

    The Continental Op is a short, squat, and utterly unsentimental tank of a private detective....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Literary IMPOSSIBLE bottle.

    • By Darwin8u on 05-12-12

    Regular price: $15.36

    • Zu viele haben gelebt / Man kann Sie nur einmal hängen

    • Sam Spade ermittelt
    • By: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: Gunter Schoß
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
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    Der Detektiv Sam Spade ermittelt in zwei Fällen im Amerika der 30er Jahre. Im ersten Fall geht es um viel Geld aus einer Erbschaftsangelegenheit...

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    • Der Engel vom ersten Stock: Die Nägel in Mr. Cayterer

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    Der Engel vom ersten Stock: Amerika in den 30er Jahren des vergangenen Jahrhunderts. Mr. Brigham schreibt für populäre Zeitschriften...

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